National 4-H Week October 1-7, 2017

Barry County Events

Sunday October 1: 4-H Sunday

If your church has a casual dress code, or if you’re up for wearing 4-H gear to your service, snap a picture of your group and send it to us on Facebook where the whole county can see who participated. Even if you’re not attending church services, wear your gear while you’re out and about and get excited for the week’s events!

Monday October 2: Cookies and Coffee at the Courthouse, 5:30

Current 4-H families and volunteers, 4-H alumni, and our county commissioners are invited to come visit us at the courthouse in Cassville and enjoy refreshments as we familiarize ourselves with new faces and have great fellowship with old friends.

Tuesday October 3: Workshops, Cassville High School Ag Department

We have teamed up with 4-H families from Newton County to present several workshops that will be valuable for you! Some topics include county council, club officer training, parliamentary procedure, volunteer orientation, and new family orientation. Even if you’ve experienced these things before, I encourage you to attend to brush up on your knowledge and maybe learn something new! Workshops will begin at 5:00 and will be in 30 minute shifts. To get to the CHS Ag Department, from Main Street, turn on North Main, then right onto Partridge Drive. Take the gravel road on the left. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday October 4: enrollment night, Cassville Branch Library, 6 PM

If you have questions about enrolling in 4-H online, or if you’ve done it before and you’d simply like to come for the company, we will be hosting an enrollment night at the Cassville Branch Library. If you’d like to bring your laptop to share, you may certainly do so.

Thursday October 5: Craft Night, New Life Temple Family Center, 5:30 PM

Bring your own arts and crafts to work on, or there will be a few simple crafts provided for you. Bring snacks if you’d like, too! New Life Temple Family Center is located in Cassville, just off of Hwy. 37. For more directions, ask Marissa.

Friday October 6: Game Night, Cassville Branch Library, 7 PM

Bring whatever games you’d like to play, and we’ll have a great time of fellowship. Bring your own snacks if you’d like as well!

Thursday October 12: Awards Banquet, 6 PM, Exeter Community Center/Lion’s Club

Our annual awards banquet. The Council will provide the main course, families please bring drinks, sides, and desserts. We’ll have a great time celebrating all of your achievements!





Just a Few Random Pictures of Summer Events

2017 Scholarship Banquet


2017 Purdy Festival, cakes on display for judging



Just a few of the Ozark Empire Fair Entries from Barry County







Check out what is happening in 4H Newsletter on the 4-H Newsletter page of this website.

You cab also, see the newsletter on the Barry County 4H Facebook page or 4H online.






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Barry County 4-H News

We are excited to announce Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development is transitioning enrollment to Missouri 4HOnline. 
Please log on at http://mo.4honline.com. A link to the detailed, step-by-step instructions is included on the login screen, but we think you will find the system very easy to navigate.

Please call the MU Extension Barry County office at 417-847-3161 for assistance setting up accounts and for any questions you might have.

We look forward to a great year and appreciate your support and patience as we work together to Make the Best Better for Barry County 4-H.


Exeter Trailblazers 4-H Club meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. Meetings are at the Exeter Loins Club Meeting room.
Club leader: Salina Bridges, 417-835-5429 or see the Exeter Trailblazers Facebook Group.

Screeching Eagles 4-H Club meets in Pierce City at the Catholic church on the second Monday each month beginning at 6:30.
Club leader: Nathan Witt, 417-459-1424 or nathan.witt@mo.usda.gov

Wheaton Wranglers 4-H Club Leader: Michelle Chappuis, 417-592-9107 or see the Wheaton Wrangler Facebook Page



For information on joining 4-H or being a volunteer, call the extension office at 417-847-3161.


How to join 4-H

University of Missouri Extension 4-H

Empowering young people to reach their full potential

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 19, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H’ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to:

  • meet the diverse challenges of today’s world;
  • build self-confidence;
  • learn responsibility; and
  • make positive decisions.
4-H clubs

4-H clubs are open to ages 8 to 18. Clubs meet monthly for group activities and club business. Each club elects officers and has an approved adult leader who supervises club activities. Club members also enroll in projects in their areas of interest.

With projects on more than 75 topics, 4-H has something to interest every child. Here are just a few of the opportunities 4-H offers—geocaching, robotics, international exchanges, horsemanship, pets, starting a business, arts and crafts, raising animals, woodworking, photography and gardening.

Clover Kids clubs

Clover Kids introduces 5- to 7-year-olds to the 4-H experience. In Clover Kids, children learn how to get along with others, work in groups, explore their interests, while building self-confidence. Clover Kids do not enroll in projects or raise animals, and do not participate in competitive events, contests or shows.

How to join

Joining 4-H is as easy as contacting the extension center. A staff member will explain the enrollment process and membership dues. In addition to dues, some projects may require a small investment to get started, and there may be a fee for materials, trips or other activities.

Young people are welcome to join at any time. The 4-H program year runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31. Certain activities may have participation deadlines.


4-H Online enrollment system
Missouri 4-H Clover—A guide to 4-H projects, activities and publications. It is designed to assist volunteers, members and their families select projects and activities, and set goals.

Be a 4-H volunteer

Adult volunteers are essential to 4-H. Adult volunteers serve as club or project leaders, help with county or regional events, chair committees and organize fund raisers. You don't have to be a parent or grandparent of the 4-H member to get involved. All volunteers are screened for child abuse and neglect, as well criminal records, before they are accepted and each year thereafter. As a volunteer, University of Missouri Extension will provide you with training so you will be well-prepared and successful as an adult leader. The orientation includes information on 4-H history and the educational framework, the characteristics of age groups, character development and safety.